In 2007, I started creating fine art sculptural lamps. Intially, I made one for a themed exhibition at The Hive Gallery downtown, and once that first attempt sold, I decided to make another one. That one sold as well, and I decided to keep going in this direction (which was completely new territory for me).
Up to that point I'd basically worked on two dimensional surfaces, and so this process was refreshingly different in many ways, and yet ideas came together in my mind so effortlessly. The idea of constructing art (and finding obscure, one of a kind elements online and in random second hand stores) made the pieces seem all the more individual / unique.
I couldn't reproduce 99% of these pieces even if I wanted to, since most of the parts I acquired are situations completely unique.
'Hand Lamp', 2007
After some time, I introduced my new sculptural pieces to Martha Higgins, owner of the M.J. Higgins Gallery, and from that point on I've been integrated as one of their represented artists.
Since that time, I have been expanding on the idea of an art lamp to include some that are fused with furniture pieces. Some aren't even wired at all, but merely painted furniture pieces, utilizing a cartoony style applied nto useable, 3 dimensional objects. All of my painted 'furiniture' pieces are 100% usueable works of art. Since I find them at random, they, too, are completely unique.
I am also available for commissions if you happen to have an object you are interested in transforming into a lamp. PLEASE feel free to contact me by e-mail
if you'd like to see some of these or if you have an object you'd like converted!
Video of the making of 'Bubble Table #2'
Golden Boy, 2007. (Sold)